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Friday, July 23, 2004

So I'm lazy...

So sue me.  Just because I've been reading more than I've been typing lately.  I started this rather addictive series a couple days ago. And then this morning I was able to get my hands on the rest of the trilogy. My life is complete. For the rest of the weekend anyways.

The trilogy is called the Fionavar Tapestry, and I got sucked in.  One of those modern-mixed-with-otherworld-fantasy type books.  I've been rather into them of late.  Nothing, IMHO, is as good as Tad Williams Otherland series, but this is still quite good.  Well written, but a bit hard to follow at times, since anything to do with the gods is in an odd writing style, sort of archaic and given to subtleties rather than explaining everything explicitly.  Not that there's anything wrong with asking the reader to use their intelligence. 

Actually, now that I think about it (using my intelligence, see), the science fiction genre in general caters to brainless reading.  Everything is spelled out, nothing left to figure out.  I feel, quite often, that the people in the books are stupid, since they can't see the obvious.  The characters need a narrator.  I've been getting annoyed lately with the stupidity of book characters.  If they're not as smart as me, they don't deserve to be the main or supporting character in a book.  It especially aggravates me when the rest of the book is well-written and intelligent.  Ah well, thems the breaks.  That's what I get for reading instead of writing. 

So ends my rant. 


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